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The Secret Life of Canada

S2: Shout out to Autumn Peltier

04:28 | Aug 6th, 2019

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It's our first shout out to a living youth leader! Meet Anishnabe-kwe Autumn Peltier. Greatly influenced by her great aunt Josephine Mandamin, Autumn has been using her voice to advocate for water rig...Show More


planetinfocus recommended:Oct 11th, 2019

This year’s Planet in Focus 2019 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero award will go to Autumn Peltier. Autumn Peltier is Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of the Wikwemikong First Nation and an internationally recognized advocate for clean water. She is a water protector and has been called a “water warrior”. Peltier addressed world leaders at the UN General Assembly on the issue of water protection at the age of thirteen in 2018. She began her advocacy on behalf of water at the age of eight and was inspired by her great aunt, Josephine Mandamin. In April, 2019 the Anishinabek Nation honoured her and raised her up to be the Chief Water Commissioner in her great aunties role.

mm recommended:Oct 5th, 2019

Go Autumn! I can’t believe I just learned about Autumn. She’s a young warrior fighting for Indigenous water rights. ✊